trixiesmom

by Angela
(Aurora, Canada)

My jack russell shitzu cross quivers/shakes her hind quarters. This has gone on for some time but is getting worse. Is it just age or?

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Feb 22, 2014
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by: trixies mom

Thanks so much for your reply. I try not to use any meds unless absolutely necessary so don't think I will go that route. It does seem to happen when she is a little stressed so I will watch out for that. Just glad to know that is probably something benign.
Thanks again.

Feb 22, 2014
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by: trixies mom

Thanks so much for your reply. I try not to use any meds unless absolutely necessary so don't think I will go that route. It does seem to happen when she is a little stressed so I will watch out for that. Just glad to know that is probably something benign.
Thanks again.

Feb 21, 2014
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JRT shaking NEW
by: Francine

I bet it's white shaker dog syndrome. You don't have to use meds if you don't want. I would mention it to your vet the next time you see him/her just make sure everything is ok. As long as it's not getting worse than I sure it's fine, there is not much you can do for White Shaker syndrome. And if you know there are certain situations that excite her you can always try to modify the situation so that she won't get as "revved up" per say.


Jan 29, 2014
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Shakes
by: trixiesmom

Trixie will be 13 this year. It doesn't happen all the time but is quite noticeable when i take her walking or when she is excited. As long as it isn't detrimental to her I would rather not give her any medication unless it got much worse.
Thank you for your input.

Jan 26, 2014
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Jack shitzu mix shaking
by: Francine

You didn't mention how old your Jack is so it's hard to know if it's related to older age. I'm thinking it's something called White Shaker Dog syndrome. Its common in small dogs and causes trembling/shaking. It's something that gets worse in times of stress and with age. Steroids can help a bit to control symptoms.
If you want to provide more information about when and for how long your dog shakes, then we could possibly find other causes.

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